Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) frequently publishes updates, press releases, and other forms of communication about its work in more than 60 countries around the world. See the list below for the most recent updates or search by location, topic, or year.

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August 10, 2017

Approximately 10,000 people have taken shelter on the grounds of Batangafo hospital in Central African Republic (CAR), more than 10 days after violence broke out between rival groups, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Thursday.

August 07, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) aid worker, Dr. Edward Chu, writes about his recent assignment in Central African Republic, where he served as the medical activities manager in the Bangui General Hospital. View External Media. 

August 07, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical activities manager, Dr Edward Chu, returned home to Arizona from a six-month assignment in Central African Republic where he managed MSF’s trauma unit in the capital, Bangui. It is the only trauma unit in the city, and the referent unit for MSF’s projects all around the country. View External Media. 

July 13, 2017

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has withdrawn its staff and suspended its medical activities in Zemio, Central African Republic (CAR), after a baby was shot and killed Tuesday in a hospital where it was working.

July 05, 2017

ZEMIO, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, JULY 5, 2017—More than 15,000 people have been displaced—with many wounded and unable to reach medical care—following clashes in Zemio, a town in eastern Central African Republic (CAR) where the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs an HIV program. Zemio had been spared from much of the conflict raging in other regions of CAR until last week, when fighting broke out. 

June 20, 2017

Despite a peace agreement signed yesterday between the government of the Central African Republic (CAR) and different political and military groups active in the country, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are witnessing renewed fighting today in the town of Bria, in the east of the country, amid ongoing tensions elsewhere. Violence flared as international donors were meeting in the capital today to discuss funding urgently needed humanitarian efforts.

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June 16, 2017

Thomas sits in a hospital ward in the Central African Republic (CAR) town of Bria. All his fingers on both hands have been amputated, his left arm is broken, and an external fixator supports one of his legs where machete blows cut through his thigh almost to the bone.

June 08, 2017

The conflict in Central African Republic (CAR) has escalated in recent weeks in several cities. The situation remains tense in Alindao, in the heart of the country, where an upsurge of fighting in May left at least 133 people dead and thousands more displaced. Last weekend, self-defense militia groups again attacked Alindao, attempting to take its airstrip and breaking into the Catholic mission where more than 15,000 people have taken shelter.

June 08, 2017

“Will Bambari be next?” This is the question on everyone’s lips in this market town on the Ouaka River in Central African Republic (CAR). Its residents worry that the violence that has engulfed the cities of Bangassou and Bria since early May 2017 could spread here.

June 08, 2017

Anga is a resident of Alindao, Central African Republic (CAR), the city where he has lived all his life. He is a 32-year-old Christian who worked in a slaughterhouse. During the fighting that convulsed Alindao in early May, a fighter tried to cut Anga's throat, but, miraculously, he survived. On May 11, 2017, he was transferred to the hospital in Bambari, a six-hour drive from Alindao, where a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team cared for him. Here, he tells his story in his own words.

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